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DannySyko

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Hello everyone.

Im having a terrible time with anxiety and thought id speak on here to maybe find some form of advice in coping and any good medication.

Im honestly bedroom bound as its the only place i know i can get through anxiety attacks when they happen. Ive been trapped in 4 walls for half a year now and im struggling to deal with the fact that this is what my life has come to.

I try and push myself around the house and get showers but these things are never without struggle because of the feelings i get and because of the fact i find it hard for my mind to focus on anything other than having a panic attack.

I feel like im going to just drop to the floor from the feelings i get in my head and these feelings are not from struggling to breathe they just come on all of a sudden and is the scariest feeling ever. I do all i can to stay positive but im not struggling in my own room, this cant be me for the rest of my life? Can it? Just doesnt seem worth it.

The main things are basically struggling to not think about anxiety 24/7 feeling like im going to faint when i leave my bedroom and breathing, i can barely speak to my mother when she comes home because i cant concentrate on what shes saying, feel im gonna pass out and rush the convo to get back in my room.

Does anyone have or can recommend some for of techniques to practice in order to make my issues any better or recommend a good type of medication?

Sorry to rant im just not sure what my purpose is anymore i feel trapped inside 4 walls and trapped inside my own mind.

Thanks in advance ��
 
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findingpeace

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Hi Danny
Sorry you are going through this.You seem to have a good understanding that it is the thinking about anxiety that causes the problem. If it were easy to stop thinking about it we would all be in a better place. Every time I have a panic attack it is like the first time, very very scary so I totally understand you, all I can ever do is breathe and count till it eventually passes.. What I would suggest for anxiety is to DO something, anything,ie. make yourself read a magazine, watch tv, play a game, do a crossword and if all that fails then say sod it do your worst! and let it happen. And nothing will happen except it will ease off and you will feel a bit better. Hopefully others will be along soon to give you some good useful advice.
 
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DannySyko

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I always do get through it im just getting kind of frustrated with it all now, when i first got anxiety 3 years ago i somehow got to the point where i was going on golf trips wid my dad and golfing every sunday, even went on a few family meals.. i just dont know what has set me back this much and it seems im struggling so much more than i was when i first got it.

Im speaking to my doctor tomorrow as i got through it the first time without medication aside from a course of diazapam but that was more for chronic headaches than anxiety. Im going to try some form of medication and try to have CBT over the phone or a home visit im honestly just trapped in my room as soon as i go out of it or i have a conversation wid my mum it automatically starts up again, kind of frustrating but im hoping things can only get better as they cant really get any worse.

Thanks for you message means alot and i look forward to others posting wid some advice or techniques if they have any.
 
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Wildflowerssx

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Hello Danny,
I am currently going through the same thing that you are. My anxiety is so bad that I dont want to leave my comfort zone, which is my bed. Whenever I think about having to leave my room and go do something I start having an extreme panic attack. I go through periods of time where Im totally fine and can live my life like a normal person...but then I go through periods of time (like this entire week) that I am too afraid to leave my room. The worst thing for me is even when Im not having a panic attack, I feel like I could have a panic attack and that just throws me into a panic attack. Its aweful. But some of the things that have helped me are definitely medication. I take seroquel every day and I also take klonopin which has done wonders for my panic attacks...but the best advice I can give you is the only way to get thru it is to go thru it. I know that that sounds awful and impossible because anxiety is such a crippling thing...but you should start off slow. Set a goal for yourself everyday. Like tomorrow you could have a nice conversation with your mom...and the next day maybe you could go for a walk or go to the store. Accomplish small things everyday and eventually you will be able to acccomplish bigger things. It takes time. Also a huge thing that helps me is journaling...mostly because I feel like not many people understand what I am going through, and putting your feelings down on paper helps for some reason. If you ever want to talk about anything i am here.
 
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